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2015 Fantasy football: Who to start, who to start in Cardinals/Packers

Fantasy advice for championship week

It is championship week for the fantasy football world and if you made it, congrats to you! If not, perhaps you are working for the consolation third place matchup. But in any case, if you are looking for some help to decide which Cardinals or Packers to play, here's the place.


David Johnson, RB: He might have been the guy to get you here. If you have him, play him. He has 378 rushing yards in December, more than 24 NFL teams. He is coming off of a three-touchdown performance. Only three players in the league have scored more touchdowns than Johnson. You have to play him.

Carson Palmer, QB: This is about consistency. Palmer has been money all year. He hasn't thrown an interception in over a month. He has 32 touchdown passes. He has thrown multiple touchdown passes in 10 ballgames, three or more in six and four in three games. And he will be throwing against a secondary that likely will be without Sam Shields.

Richard Rodgers, TE: The Cardinals have been great against the run and great against top receivers. They have not been great against tight ends, but if a team scores points, it has to come from somewhere. Arizona has given up four tight end touchdowns in their last six games.


Eddie Lacy, RB: Arizona is fourth in the league in rushing yards allowed. In 14 games, they have given up only eight rushing touchdowns. Do the math.

Jermaine Gresham, Darren Fells, TE: It is never a good play to have a Cardinals TE. All they do is block and get a few targets per game. You're desperate if you have to play a Cardinals TE.